Monday 14 October, 2019

4.9 earthquake jolts several Caribbean islands

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 jolted several Caribbean islands on Saturday, according to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC).

The quake is the latest in a series to hit several Caribbean countries in recent times. It was felt some 74 km northeast of St John's in Antigua and Barbuda; 142 km north of the capital of Guadeloupe; and 159 km east of Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts/Nevis.

Early reports had no indication of any damage or injuries to anyone.

 

Details are as follows:

UWI, SRC - Automatic Earthquake Location

DATE AND TIME:
2018-11-10 12:25 pm (Local Time)
2018-11-10 16:25 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
4.9

LOCATION:
Latitude: 17.51N
Longitude: 61.31W
Depth: 10 km

NEARBY CITIES:
74 km NE of Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
142 km N of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
159 km E of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

If you felt this earthquake, please tell us (http://uwiseismic.com/EarthquakeFeedback.aspx)

DISCLAIMER: this event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed.

The UWI SRC has urged vigilance in the face of a likely major earthquake in the region but assured that such activity is 'normal'.

 

 

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